In honor of Memorial Day, WWII veteran Pauline Kelley decided to donate her personal American flag to Morning Pointe in Calhoun. Kelley said that flying the flag at her home would not be possible anymore since she is a full time resident at Morning Pointe and she didn’t want it just sitting around. Kelley served in the U.S. Navy in 1945 in Maryland and bought the flag when she returned home. (Tricia Dillard/Calhoun Times)
As a reminder about Memorial Day and those who have served and are still serving, Mannington Commercial brought in a supply sergeant from the 108th Cavalry in Calhoun, Ga. Donald D. Low, Supply Sergeant, HHT 1-108th CAV (RSTA), told the office associates at Mannington Commercial about his most recent experience in Afghanistan and the horrors that come with war.
The Memorial Day lunch was put together for the second time by the Activities and Education Awareness Team at Mannington Commercial. The group also coordinated a project to send care packages to some of the men who are currently serving in Afghanistan. (Tricia Dillard/Calhoun Times)
From left: C/A1C Chandler Ingram, C/TSGT David Rhodes, C/CMSGT Kaitlyn English, C/CMSGT Nicholas Nesbitt and C/AMN Mathew McHugh solute a monument dedicated to the fallen soldiers of the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars during a Memorial Day unveiling ceremony at the American Legion. (Contributed)
Calhoun and Gordon County celebrated Memorial Day by holding a dedication ceremony, donating an American flag and holding a Memorial Day luncheon.
The American Legion held an unveiling ceremony on Monday morning to honor those who had died in Iraq and Afghanistan during the war. The monument they unveiled featured the names of Lance Cpl. Kristopher Cody Warren and 1st Sgt. John David Blair.